It’s a paycheck. MBA business education combined with pyramid management structures ensuring people at the top have no clue what’s really going down in Steerage, and middle managers building little fiefdoms and trying to lie and deceive their way up the ladder in an elaborate game of King of the Hill.
There are some good ones but they don’t last long. I am lucky to actually have a boss that respects me as a professional and give it to me straight, but even he is building a fiefdom and selling spin up the chain. Doesn’t matter he has my loyalty as long as he keeps it real with me.